Month of Elul

Each year as summer fades into fall, Jewish tradition invites us to turn inward. The month of Elul precedes the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We dedicate this time to preparing ourselves for the holidays so that we can experience them as fully as possible. During Elul we are asked to look into ourselves. We think about who we are and who we want to be. Whose forgiveness do we need in order for us to enter a new year with a clean slate?



Transition Ritual

By Moon Mamas Rosh Chodesh Group in the Bay Area
An opportunity to join with others and be witnessed in any life transition, both external and internal   more
Complete Ceremony


By Rachel Adler
A prayer based on traditional texts but which addresses God in feminine and gender-neutral imagery   more

Teshuvah Walks

By Rabbi Goldie Milgram
A meditation walk that one can do to prepare to do teshuvah (repentance)   more

Tags: teshuvah


By Judith Sarah Schmidt
A poem welcoming the month of Elul   more

Tags: shofar